Baseball Splits with Eastern Mennonite on Senior Day

Baseball Splits with Eastern Mennonite on Senior Day

Game 1:

Lynchburg 7, Eastern Mennonite 3

Game 2:

Eastern Mennonite 6, Lynchburg 3

Location: Lynchburg, Va. (Fox Field)

Records: Lynchburg 17-21 (7-13 ODAC) Eastern Mennonite 19-20 (6-14 ODAC)

Around the Horn

The Hornets honored six seniors for their time in the Lynchburg Baseball program prior to Saturday's doubleheader vs. Eastern Mennonite.

Game 1 Breakdown

  • Senior Zack Engelmann pitched a complete game for the Hornets, only allowing six hits while striking out four EMU batters
  • In the third inning, Lynchburg scored off a sac fly from freshman Christopher Crouch that brought in junior Dallas Johnson
  • The Hornets added to their lead in the fifth inning when senior Ryan Hardy hit a ground ball up the middle scoring Crouch and senior Will Hylton which made the lead grow to four runs (5-1)
  • Junior Luke Rodgers capped off Lynchburg's scoring with a solo blast over the right-field fence in the bottom of the seventh inning
  • Crouch had a strong game with two hits and three RBIs

Game 2 Breakdown

  • The Royals opened to scoring in the second game right away in the top of the first with a string of singles to tally a total of two runs
  • The Hornets matched Eastern Mennonite by scoring two runs of their own in the bottom of the first off of a double from freshman Shawn Allen, scoring senior Ryan Katona and Hylton
  • Lynchburg took the lead in the bottom of the second when sophomore Griffin Wild scored on a groundout from Katona
  • The Royals tied it up in the sixth inning and then took the lead on a bases-clearing triple in the top of the eighth inning to make their lead 6-3
  • Allen had two RBIs to lead the Hornets

On Deck

The Hornets will go into the offseason after graduating six seniors from the program.